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system back in better regards in the education community. doip indiana, francis on our democrats line, good morning. caller: good morning. host: hi. caller: i've got to tell you, leave no child behind was to destroy the union. it was to take money away from public schools and give to private schools and parochial schools, which is a violation of our constitution and state. but the way they got around that loophole was they gave the money to the parents. i got to tell you about something i read in my morning paper in fort wayne, indiana. a new deduction on indiana state tax forms is going to take a lot of people by surprise. the general assembly last year approved a tax break for families who home school or send their children to private or parochial schools. $1,000 per child deduction is not available to parents who send their kids to public schools. it's another diversion of money. host: was there a reason? caller: a republican of goshen, along with a senator of auburn, who actually is my aunt's nephew, who's 105, told a south bend tv station last year that the deduction was a matter
by a voter. you have had a voting irregularities by voting officials -- the secretary of state in indiana ran into trouble erupted to these issues. a photo id requirements will not stop this. this in some places is a solution in search of a problem. many states -- i am in new york today. we are headquartered in new york. in new york, everyone does not drive. they are more reliant on public transit to get around. so, if a person says doesn't everyone have a driver's license? now. everyone does not have a passport. if they do not travel internationally, they may not have a need and a passport is not free. since the beginning of this republic, it has been more the norm than the exception that people could present themselves, sign a sworn statement, and present themselves to vote. now, all of a sudden, in the advance of this 2012 election, there has been an avalanche of states. the truth there is a hint behind a curtain. there are those behind the curtain seeking to encourage legislators and states to pass these more restrictive voter i.d. laws, writing doppler legislation. -- breaking up regular
. don, a republican in fort wayne, indiana. good morning. caller: i am opposed to this. we've been retired some time. our former employer supplied us. we are on medicare. supplied us with a supplemental insurance policy to help cover some of the overruns that is not paid. if i am forced to pay this amount of dollar to buy an insurance policy through the government, well, i could see my company that i left and retired from probably dropping my supplemental insurance. he is coy to happen all over the country -- it is going to happen all over the country. host: don, let me get your response to this story in "the new york times" today. host: what do you think, don? even as the federal government does not, some states are looking at doing this themselves. caller: i have to cross that bridge when i come to it. another thing, too -- is the premium or the amount of insurance that sometimes families have 10 people and somebody else has four. every individual, man, woman, and child will be placed on this policy. how much will it cost per person? is everyone going to pay the same price. host:
. basically, we are saying maybe it is time for somebody new to step in and represent indiana. host: any concern that dick lugar could win -- lose the primary guest: : there is very little -- was the primary? guest: there is very little concern. there is a long record of voting for the stimulus and obamacare. these are a lot of things that indiana voters like. host: let us look it this graphic. the republicans are in the minority with 47 seats. the republicans have 51. derick two independent -- there are two independents. in ohio, brown is facing a reelection battle. in virginia, there is the fight and then claire mccaskill. guest: judge mandel -- josh mandel is also funning. he is -- running. he is a fiscal conservative. brown is to the left of almost all the democrats in the senate. this provides a stark contrast between -- on policy. thus, ohio is a -- plus, ohio is an important state. the turnout will be high. with obama and the gop nominee at the top of the ballot, this will be very serious race. in virginia, you have got george allen, who is the likely gop nominee, who is going to
on the line. caller: hello. host: where is michigan city? caller: actually, it is indiana. host: that's what i thought. caller: i want to speak on the silliness of a national parade. i just on see the logistics of it. where is it going to be held -- tin-tin, new york city, los angeles? -- washington? i think when they get off the plane they want to go straight home and see their loved ones. the parade would probably only be for the people, to make the citizens feel good. host: ellis is no longer with us. we will move on to baltimore. kirk on our independent line. caller: i think the veterans put their lives on the line for us. i think that if godzilla came over, our boys would get in airplanes and tanks and do their thing. you have to give respect to the troops even if you don't like the missions. so as far as a parade, i think they deserve more than a parade. they should be packed inside the stadium and for the whole day and they should have places where you can set up and some people can get help and health care because they might be homeless or they need some help. we need some people in th
a comment from james on twitter. lowry from indiana -- laurie. caller: good morning. i have been a caretaker for some body-- they had a good job and they had good insurance. they lost their job. they started now with diarrhea. next time you have diarrhea, just think if you were sick for four years. how would you maintain insurance? host: i am so sorry. it sounds like an emotional issue for you. caller: i support having health care for americans. he did not qualify for medicaid. host: what he qualify under the new monetary limits? caller: absolutely. he has had three surgeries in one year. host: i'm so sorry for your suffering. thank you for sharing your story. caller: good morning. i think this is a good thing. health care, go ahead with this. congress has been wasting taxpayer money fighting the president on everything he has done. he has done only can and is still doing good. they have not come up with anything. they are trying to fight this down. host: a different perspective on twitter. "we're going broke anyway." tom in south bend, indiana. what is happening this morning? caller: i'm li
and had a long- term friendship with mitch daniels and indiana and many of these people have talked about coming into the race later. i think a great deal of all of them and we hope that there would be a chance. what i have seen from mitt romney from the very beginning is republican voters had come to the conclusion right or wrong that they had gone withi an excellent candidate in 2008 with john mccain so they will not go with the next best one this time. they keep talking about whether he is conservative or exciting enough but it is more that he will meet the bar. the one thing i would disagree with is the electability. we asked who was most delectable, and 58% of the republican electorate says mitt romney. if you looked at the romney/% from being even in terms of the national vote, over 2/3 of the santorum vote takes romney as a second choice. this is not a primary that has been i like my guy and i hate the other guy. it has been this week this is who i am for ended may change next week. -- and it may change next week. where will you get people moving closer and closer to the 58% of the
sure that a voter is who he or she claims to be. in 2008, the supreme court found that indiana's voter i.d. law was constitutional. and there were many other states that started to pattern their requirements after the indiana law. texas, south dakota, and others are -- excuse me, south carolina and others did that, but were stopped by the justice and challenged by the justice department. the justice department could do this with about 15 states under section five of the voting rights act. and we now probably would have anywhere from two to three cases that were probably make their way to the supreme court and we will see whether states within the purview of the justice department under section five of the voting rights act will have their photo i.d. requirements upheld by the court. look, photo i.d.'s are pretty common occurrence in american life. you need it if you're going to buy alcohol or tobacco. you need it for a marriage license. you need it to get on the plane. you need it to check out a library book. so having the voting -- the duty of voting require one to show a photo i.d. a
to the phone calls. jeff in indiana. caller: i a rick santorum supporter. i have been for the entire race. i was listening to your previous callers, and they are right. i think the other two guys are hindering the race. i think one could get behind one or the other, it would be a lot more competitive. there are votes out there that are being cast for newt gingrich and ron paul, and bless them for doing it, but i think it would be a much better sets, more fair. host: what about the money spent by mitt romney? he has outspent your candid it? if more state in, does he have to bend at a spread his resources a little bit more thin? it is just rick santorum, he can spend all this money going after rick santorum? caller: nobody knows it. it is a big secret thing, but i do not know how long his money will last. he has spent a lot of money in iowa when he started out. there is no telling. i think he might have extended his wares. about some oflk the issue and a minute. more from rick santorum last night. [video clip] host: sorry, we will get to that in just a minute. but may go to josh on the hot lin
this morning, voter i.d. laws for or against. a democrat from indiana. are you for or against that? caller: i am against. host: why is that? caller: -- host: anything else to add? caller: they are doing this to stop this black man from winning the election. host: let's go to new york. scott, independent caller. your thoughts. caller: i am a democrat but i am also running for office as an independent and i believe that when i go to vote, i actually have to present an idea of some sort. so, i think obviously you have to identify yourself in some way, shape, or form. what the id is, is debatable. a lot of different forums -- forms. but it is reasonable to prevent voter fraud to have some kind of idea. host: you broke up there a little bit. you said, on the other hand -- caller: i think you have to present yourself with some kind of id two present yourself, but it needs to be the least restrictive and not discriminate against especially minority groups or other groups, of which, at the report -- as the report said, tend not to have driver's licenses and other forms of id. but you do need to ident
: indiana. steve. a democrat there. caller: we should have never been in afghanistan, iraq, and we need to tell israel to live iran alone because they are the ones causing all of the problems for us. guest: well, first, i guess i have come to agree that the invasion of iraq was a mistake. at the time, i thought it was justified, as a lot of people did, but it's in the costs and benefits it is hard to come -- but seeing the costs and benefits, it is hard to come to that conclusion. if you go back to 2001, most americans had the feeling that we had to take the fight to the people that had done this. it is hard to think that we would not have gone into afghanistan. the question is how hard, how long, and i have been -- as i said earlier, i have learned that smaller footprint makes sense. in terms of israel and iran, it is clear president obama and most officials and commanders think it would be a mistake for israel to attack iran and trigger another war that is not as useful as it should be in dealing with the iranian nuclear problem and has enormous consequences that could catch us up in
our last caller said. wayne is in fort wayne, indiana, republican line. caller: thanks for taking my call. i have an 11-year-old child attending public school. my history was i was born and raised in new york city and went to catholic school and always got a's and the last two years i had to go to public school. i came home with tears in my eyes telling my mom, they are morons. what it comes down to is the government should never be involved in the education of our children. it is a failure. in the 1950's, the u.s. have the number one educational system in the world. we have gone backwards. i remember watching my buddies that live in the inner city. we would go into the schools and they would have to have police officers escorting them out. the inner city is in destruction. the kids act like savages. the teachers are afraid to teach. it's imploding on them. if the only way is to allow each individual state their own right to govern and mandates and teach their children. corporal punishment should be in the schools. until we go to that, we will always have failure. these kids don't ev
all the tech in a logical things that have taken place. host: indianapolis, indiana. tommy, independent line. caller: this is 2012. let's bring the cameras into the courtrooms. this is the supreme court. why are we keeping cameras out? it's a tech in a logical age. let's record it and see what everybody has to say. host: what are the values of airing these? caller: well, even if there are sound bites, you're still going to see who says what and how it affects it all. we're so backward really in the health care community and the cost and in the western civilization. health care is just a major issue, and i don't understand why it can't be televised so we can be informed of what's going on. host: one of the previous callers mentioned playing to the camera would come into play if they are allowed to televise these events. caller: that's fine. people are going to do that. but if it's important issues they see all the time, any issue in front of the supreme court should be televised on some level. host: here's are story about medicaid in the "wall street journal." states get me
hopeful it will perform better this year. host: in indiana, a democratic caller. good morning. caller: i think the problem started in the 1980's. before 1980, the private sector -- in the 1980's, those jobs headed south of the united states. and then in the 1990's we had nafta. a union job pays more. you have to have people making enough money to pay income taxes. people do not make enough to pay it with the deductions they can take. any consumer, if they make enough money, they drive the economy. the private sector is around 4% to 5%. i think that is part of the problem. host: what you think mark zandi? >> interesting point. i do think the caller is right. nation's80's the manufacturing sector got hit very hard, particularly in the northwest. michigan, ohio. a lot of those jobs went into mexico and the emerging world. not only because of nafta, but because of the -- china came on the scene and emerging economies were very competitive. i think that description -- there is a lot of truth to it. i will say, though, that i think, now, our manufacturing base is very competitive. that is a ma
indiana. hello, fred. caller: good morning c-span. i think it is time for a woman in the white house. they are hard working and they're very force falland i think it would be a good change for the whole world to see a strong woman in the white house. host: what do you do for a living? caller: i am a retired crane operator. host: from a cat or republican? caller: i am on the fence. i would like to see ron paul. thank you. host: thank you. i wanted to get a demographic on him. any comments? guest: i agree. host: 05 or -- ohio. caller: good morning. god bless c-span. we have come a long way. when we first moved here, women were being beaten and that was ok. lately, the question should be of the culture choices of why women would want to take the contraception. in other countries, they want them to be prostitutes. we still have quite a ways to go. i agree it woman -- it is sad what has happened to women thinking that is ok to have to have the choice to what? i do that even want to say what that choice would be. this is horrifying. host: liza mundy when it comes to politics, are women on
. host: daniel, indiana. republican. guest: good morning. vote for dick lugar. caller: i got a call from his office host: are you planning to vote for -- office. host: are you planning to vote for dick lugar? guest: i am. i'm still treading on the party line, as senator specter has for his political career. i commend you very much for that. you have proven that bipartisanship is possible in this nation and it opens up the system for all people to meet their leaders in the center. excuse me, i'm a part of the parkinson's community as well. guest: take your time. caller: to say i will vote for senator dick lugar, i cannot say yes right now, but i will most likely vote for him. i also called to escape, do you think the people in? -- ask you, do you think the people in afghanistan are still facing a critical threat from the taliban, and if we pull out, will the people beat successful in the fight for protecting their domestic future? guest: i think they are facing a threat, but there have been negotiations between the hamid karzai government and the taliban there was -- i was part of a congr
condition or some other pre- existing condition. host: daniel, independent, bloomington, indiana. caller: good morning. a gentleman called about wells consolidation to save a family member. i would say go ahead and consolidate your money. basically, if you are denied the coverage from the government, how is that treatment going to be provided from that family member. say your family member or your sister were told they could not get a bone marrow transplant because they had a problem. what are you going to do? are you going to suffer or get the treatment? host: david savage? guest: i'm not sure i understand about wells consolidation. in other words, if you have the money, you can pay for special treatment on your own. that's certainly a reasonable way to approach it. insurance, under any situation, does not cover everything. some people do have one of those extreme conditions where they need some special treatment that is quite expensive. it would obviously be worthwhile in that situation to have the money to do it. host: let's talk about law itself as it was written by congress the cour
congress. let's go to evansville, indiana. matthew is on the independent line. good morning. caller: good morning. i was listening to the last caller and i do not really know what i was going to say. i think is important that the tv's or the cameras that are covering congress when they talk about money, that is something they need expert -- that needs expert advice there. that is all. thank you. host: thank you, matthew. fred on twitter says cameras make it impossible for people to live. i do not want members to cooperate to raise spending. the pressure is on and it is hard. give us a call about the cameras in congress issue. the article as we began this debate -- we've got about 40 minutes left on this segment cameras came up in an article in the politico.com at the end of -- in political or at the end of last year. newt gingrich said his years of debate prep were actually through c-span. he said the cable network gave him a conduit to reach a generation of conservative activists, and a laboratory for figuring how to dominate the news cycles, skills he has relied on in debate performance
, joining us from south bend, indiana. good morning. caller: good morning, libby, and c-span. i saw the president's speech. of course, aipac -- i hope c- span will let me get my comments out. while i think there is some room with concern for iran and the nuclear program -- i think it is unfortunate, again, that we have to police the world. i think the saber rattling it does not do us any good. of course, the president has to go there to aipac and do that. it is unfortunate that we are still police in the world like that, dictating who does what when. i do not think iran would be suicidal, wanting to lob one weapon into israel like that. we all know what the results would be. host: let's take a listen to what's the president had to say yesterday at aipac. [video clip] >> about the resolve of the united states. [applause] just as they should not doubt israel's sovereign right to make its own decisions about its security needs. [applause] i have said that when it comes to preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, i will take no options off the table, and i mean what i say. [appl
it comes from mitt romney or anyone else. host: indiana. nathan, a republican. good morning. caller: i am wondering if your guest might be concerned about mr. santorum being involved with the jerry sandusky group from penn state. if he does get the job, will this be exploited? guest: i did not heard anything about this. host: my mother is pretty and what -- where are you getting this information? guest: my mother is involved. he was very involved with the jerry sandusky group. host: what is the group? g -- caller: the group that was molesting children. host: let's leave it there. anne, you're on with fred barnes. caller: i have a personal concern that bothers me. one of my family members is supporting republicans purely on the abortion issue. he is a christian, and so is his wife. i wonder how much debt affects the partisanship in the united states, reaching that affects the partnership in the united states reject -- and that affects the partnership in the united states. i wonder if the republican party is using them. then you have rick santorum, who wants to impose christian the years. i
, in indiana. go ahead. caller: caller: thank you for taking my call. the blood is dripping out of my ears listening to more programs. is this not what mr. obama did with a shovel-ready project? we cannot even drive cars down the highways. this united states is bankrupt. $186 trillion in unsecured debt? we're talking about another bill? wake up. what a pairing, a republican and democrat getting together to do what? spend people's money that we do not have. guest: the program is not new. we're talking about extending existing programs. unlike other existing programs, these historically have been paid for with user fees -- the gas and diesel taxes, sec -- taxes on truck sales, tires, things like that. most of the program is paid for with user fees. what has made it so difficult to get a bill is that these user fees no longer covered the entire cost of the program. while there is strong support in congress, and generally in the public, in trying to make roads and bridges better, relieve traffic can get -- congestion, maintain things so they are safe, there is not a lot of support for raising
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